Thursday, August 22, 2013

Suicide Prevention: Go Big Read to Partner with UHS and ASK.LISTEN.SAVE.

In "Tale for the Time Being," Go Big Read author Ruth Ozeki explores themes of trauma including sexual assault, bullying, and suicide. We are working hard to develop resources for anyone who needs support.

Program staff have met with campus experts affiliated with University Health Services to plan resources for students, faculty, staff, and community members who want advice and support, and those materials are being finalized.  The student organization ASK.LISTEN.SAVE. is also planning to get involved. Until we get those finalized, here are a few key resources.

ASK.LISTEN.SAVE. is a suicide prevention organization at UW-Madison

The National Suicide Prevention hotline number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

University Health Services (UHS) has a 24-hour crisis line (608-265-5600, option 2 for counseling services or option 9 for 24-hour mental health crisis services for students). 

Feel free to contact us with suggestions, questions, or connections with the experts.  We are glad to have expert advice to help us foster thoughtful discussions about difficult issues.

Sarah McDaniel
Program Manager, Go Big Read

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